(And when I say you both "love cats," I don't mean "love women," not necessarily.
Although that's certainly true in your case, Arabella.)
i loved this! the structure worked brilliantly to dismantle their (and our) preconceptions. and it's so knowing and seductive, drawing you slowly in until turning away and missing the chance at the end seems almost unthinkable.
the background figures in their lives, particularly amelia, whom they shared and admired, and marlene, who throws light on dolores, separating out her ambition from her cruelty - because they are NOT the same - were fantastic too.